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Punomatic

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Lining up camper and pickup
« on: September 05, 2013, 07:24:47 PM »
I am new to truck campers. We have been out twice in our new-to-us Adventurer, and we love it.  Don't miss the motor home at all.  The one thing I have not figured out is how to get the pickup lined up parallel to the camper when loading.  Is there a trick to this, or do you just use the trial and error method that works eventually, but seems like a waste of time?
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chaperall lite

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Re: Lining up camper and pickup
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 09:39:59 PM »
We had a 10 foot popup pickup camper for years, and every spring we would just back very slowly underneath it, one person standing in the rear, giving signals on which way to turn to keep it straight. there wasn't much room near the jack's feet, so you had to be careful, but it worked.After a few times, it will get easier...  good luck..  we did like the ease of parking at any campground. Now we have a 30 ft 5th wheel, and have to plan ahead a bit more, to make sure we can get into a spot. 
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ZuniJayne

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Re: Lining up camper and pickup
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 09:05:13 PM »
I put a strip of bright tape at the center of the camper, and another one at the center of the truck bed that is mostly the length of the bed.  I keep those lined up while backing up.
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Punomatic

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Re: Lining up camper and pickup
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 10:42:54 PM »
I put a strip of bright tape at the center of the camper, and another one at the center of the truck bed that is mostly the length of the bed.  I keep those lined up while backing up.
Thanks, ZuniJayne.  That is an intriguing solution.
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2014 Nissan Titan SL Crew Cab
DW and me and Pogo (the neurotic terrier-gone to the rainbow bridge) and Lulu (the Moxie with moxie)

kal

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Re: Lining up camper and pickup
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 07:03:35 PM »
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